ALTIPLANO TREKKING

ALTIPLANO TREKKING

Trekking in the Highlands of the Atacama Desert
High Mountains
Trekking
Wildlife Observation
 Nights in Tent
Natural Thermal Baths

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T02

Region

Atacama Desert, Andean High Plateau, Northern Chile

Duration

11 Days

Prices

From 2.270 USD

Next trip

08.04.2021

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Introduction

We invite you to participate on a fantastic journey, trekking the high plateau (altiplano) of the North of Chile. Snowcapped volcanos, deep canyons of igneous rock, thermal waters and abundant native fauna will be awaiting for us in their natural environment. From the coast town of Iquique, our trip will take us due East directly up into the Andes. Here we will do wonderful hikes, and will tour some of the most beautiful national parks in the whole country, including National Park Lauca, one of the most singular natural reserves on the planet, located in the shadow of the fantastic Parinacota Volcano, which elevates 6342 metres up into the sky and majestically dominates the landscape. This region is one of the greatest natural treasures of Chile. The non-technical ascents of Mount Guane Guane (5.097 m) and Cerro Rojo (5.340 m) included in this program, are special gifts for any mountain lover. Witness life in the high plateau of the Andes, far away from civilization and very close to the sky.

Highlights

  • In Humberstone, a ghost town, we will travel back in time to the era of the saltpeter mines.
  • Fantastic camp sites in the Andean high mountain landscape of the North of Chile, under the clearest star studded sky on earth.
  • Unforgettable hikes in the surroundings of the Huasco & Surire salt flats.
  • Visit 4 national parks and natural reserves: Salar de Huasco, Isluga, Las Vicuñas & Lauca.
  • Observation of the unique flora & fauna of the Surire Salt Flat and the Andean highland.
  • Non-technical ascents of Cerro Rojo (5.340 m) & Mount Guane Guane (5.097 m).
  • Relaxing thermal waters on the shores of the Surire Salt Flat.
  • Visit of Lake Chungará, one of the highest lakes in the world.
  • Traditions and history of the Aymara culture.
  • End of the expedition in the attractive coastal city of Arica, located in the extreme North of Chile.

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